POSSIBLE SPOILERS - Well, I did watch YANKEE again - last night. A couple more observations ...
I was wrong about the 9 shots from a gun and 'only one shot left'. Turns out there were a couple of pistoleros firing at the time. Watching it the second time was pretty good - I got more out of it, but I still stick by what I said about it having more potential than it delivers. This time around I could concentrate more on the visuals cos I didn't have to follow all the subs ... and this brought home to me the 'obvious' problem with this very visual film. There's just too much talking! The film says nothing deep, despite the 'Philisopher' character - but everything is over-explained anyway. Whereas 'No-Name' says little verbally, and we move thru the genre to 'Silence' ... Mr.Brass has everybody state the bleedin' obvious so we don't miss a thing. Ironically (see - I do understand the word), the overemphasis on dialogue (as subtitles for me ... a non German/Italian speaker) caused me to miss other bits.
Not bad - better than I first thought (and 'Goldtooth' did say "one after another" amongst all the other verbiage) ... OAA - still the better film.
You seen this one Chris?